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morning. and back here in the unit, the intense manhunt for the suspect in the murder of a missouri police officer is now
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over. ian mccarthy was taken into custody a few hours ago, charged with first degree murder in the death of officer gary michael. they exchanged gunfire in what started as a traffic stop on sunday. mccarthy was captured after he was seen walking down a highway. >> the city's been on edge. this county's been on edge, not knowing where this individual was. so, you know, this gives them a sense of relief, an ability to get what, get back to some sense of normalcy. >> normalcy. well, mccarthy is be being treated for a gunshot wound and is in stable condition. the suspect has been on the run for four years. he's wanted in new hampshire for a 2013 assault case. officer michael had just been on the police force for a year. rookie police officer down. all right, you want to look around the office today and check for any missing co-workers with unexplained absences. >> ah, yes. so the numbers from two massive lottery jackpots are now out. $350 million megamillions
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drawing took place overnight. you see the numbers there, 11, 17, 50, 52, 74, and the megaball is 14. but no big winner. so friday's drawing is $382 million. >> ooh. >> oh! >> there are four tickets out there worth $1 million. >> tonight, it's a $307 million powerball drawing. that jackpot has been growing since june when a $447 million ticket was sold in california. jack! >> yes! >> how's it lookin' for you? >> not good. i'm still here. [ laughter ] >> i'm just saying what everybody else is thinking. >> he was buying tickets while "the bachelorette." >> can't do it. sorry buddy. how you can live like
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president trump, at least the way he did back in 1950. the new headline this morning about the president's childhood home in queens, new york that recently sold for just over $2 million. but first, the 3-year-old boy who died in a hot van. for yenearly 12 hours. he was in the care of a day wear care worker. that worker is talking to police. and remember to find us on facebook at wnnfans.com. you're watching "world news now."
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got to see this scene. watch this carefully. this bicycle bandit on the loose. he's robbed at least seven cabbies since june. he actually strolls up to the cab. grabs cash from them through the window. >> whoa! >> and then takes off. >> that is bold. >> no one, we should point out, has been physically injured in all of this, but look how bold that is.
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>> knowing how new york drivers roll in this city, if he continues, he'll be the one hurt. >> there are two reasons to be on the lookout for that man. for his own safety and for the cab drivers. >> correct. well, this summer, the number of children dying after being left in hot cars has reached a record high. >> and this morning we're hearing new details about the latest hot car death. it is horrible. this a 3-year-old boy left in a hot van for nearly 12 hours. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: this 3-year-old boy is the 32nd child to die in a hot vehicle and the fifth in florida alone. the body of miles hill was discovered in the back of a van outside this orlando day care monday night after his family called police, worried that he hadn't come home. >> i'm numb. i don't know how to feel. >> reporter: the boy's family is struggling with word from investigators that a driver at the day care accidently left him
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in back of the van. authorities believe he had been trapped for nearly 12 hours. the high monday was 93 degrees. >> i just wanted to take a minute to plead with every single parent, caregiver, please ensure that we are checking our vehicles for our kids. >> reporter: police say the driver is broken up and cooperating with their investigation. they say she admitted that after making her last stop she failed to make sure she dropped off every child. authorities believe the boy died of heatstroke and say once that's official there will be charges. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> such a horrible situation there, for the driver, for the parents for all around. coming up, the iconic plaza hotel in new york facing bombshell allegations from current and former staffers.wsu. and first, nfl wives are turning to each other for support on facebook, offering advice about the complicated world they live in, and some of
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as you know, the nfl preseason is under way, and as the players get back to work their spouses also have to gear up for the pressures that come with life in professional football. >> hundreds of nfl wives have turned to a private facebook page to share advice, especially when it comes to their husbands' physical and mental health. here's deborah roberts. >> reporter: with the regular season just weeks away, many are thinking about football, but for the wives and families of nfl players, every day can feel like game day. so many worried about injuries and chronic encephalopathy. to cope, a special sister hood has developed on facebook, the group filled with wives, daughters and widows of former
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and current players. one whose husband jamar played ten seasons, saying the purpose of the page is meant to be a supportive measure to a sigh silentartner of the nfl family. p >> it's a safe place for us to come and basically talk about anything. >> reporter: her husband tony has been early diagnosed with cte. the forum is to talk with other women about the issues. >> it's hard to deal with a lot of what we deal with, especially with a husband who might start to show signs of brain trauma. >> reporter: the group of roughly 2,000 has been a lifesaver, offering a private place to put their pain, questions and worries. >> i may not have met any of these women, but i've met them through facebook, and that's enough for me. >> reporter: janet mccoy saying it was a crucial line of support, joining the group after losing her husband mike to dementia last year. the retired packers quarterback his 50s. >> a lot of it has to do with
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what we're dealing with as wives. how to best take care of our husbands. the one thing that i feel strongly about is validating a wife's feeling. if doesn't matter if they think they're alone. they're not. so many have gone through the same thing. >> reporter: for jordan nelson, it's a safe place to ask questions about life in the league. >> last year my husband and i, we went through an agent change. and i was able to private message someone in the group who had been through the same thing. things like that that maybe a regular friend can't relate to, family issues like getting traded, cut, those type of things are things that we discuss. >> reporter: deborah roberts, abc news, new york. >> it is a troubling thing, and wi mvehy ws in mclanuding tom be has expressed concern. >> it's great that they have a resource to talk to each other about these things. coming up, how many dates is too many for one guy for one night.
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because sleep is a beautiful thing. ♪ all right, time now for "the mix." if anyone wanted to know what it's like to live like a sitting president you can get a little taste of that. president trump's childhood home is now up for rent on airbnb. price tag, $725 a night. >> a night? >> that's right, it's a tudor-style home. three and a half baths. five bedrooms. >> in the corner? >> that's a bonus. now you might remember that the home was auctioned off, an anonymous buyer for more than $2 million in march. we wondered, $2 million, higher than the estimated value. what do they plan to do with the home? now we know. it's a unique and special opportunity to stay in the home of a sitting president says the listing. and as a bonus, the cutout of the president in the living room.
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>> sold. i'm there. there's now science behind instagram photos. researchers at harvard looked into what your instagr photos say about you. we've scoured my instagram photos, and it says, you know, if you prefer darker colors, a lot of selfies, a lot of photos where you're all by yourself, and no use of filters. >> check. >> that was cecilia's favorite photo of mine. they're all signs of depression. >> you're smiling. >> and i have rose in that glass. the researcher says that's the case. >> are you feeling all right? >> i'm fine. those are beautiful photos. >> that one's very cloudy. >> gray skies are going to clear up, buddy, it's going to be okay. it's going to be okay. >> my instagram was saying --
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>> you got to brighten it up. brighten it up. >> for less-depressed people. >> all right, now we know. on to someone else who has a little something to worry about. we talked about speed dating. a guy took this to a new level, planning six dates in a single day. reminds you of the movie, all the girls find out about john tucker's many girlfriends? same thing happened to justin in d.c. his first date happened, he said he had to meet up with friends at 6:15. then girl number two shows up. a little while later, girl number three shows up. they started a viral tweet where they are updating throughout the night saying jt. fourth and fifth girl showed up. he finally gave up before the sixth showed up. >> that's an epic fail. one of those hydrojets. one of those hydrojets. he gets up on the corner and rethink what's possible.
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this wednesday on "world news now." fire and fury. the president's dramatic warning to north korea, drawing new reaction from around the world overnight, as the north considers a missile strike against guam, the u.s. territory housing thousands of american forces. the u.s. intelligence committee believes north korea's nuclear capabilities may be more advanced than thought, with guam and hawaii among possible targets. so is the u.s. ready for a possible attack? we're covering all the angles this morning. and new this half hour, a big baby causes a commotion at a california beach. >> a young whale drew a crowd as it spent hours circling a harbor in los angeles. we'll show you how crews tried to get it to head back out to sea. and after two years of
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hiding in the wilds of montana, david interview to etreturn to tv and he's already got his first interview wish list signed up. hear how the former king of late night wants to help prevent nuclear war. it's wednesday, august 9th. from abc news, this is "world news now." it's kind of funny to see those old images of david letterman, because i had forgotten what he looked like. lately he's looked like sasquatch. >> he's got a giant beard. so the question is, will he shave for the new show? >> that's a curious thing. the beard is probably down to here about now. we'll get to that later on. we're going to start with the breaking news, north korea threatening to take aim at the u.s. territory of guam. after the stern warning from president ump. >> the president vowed yesterday that threats from the north would be met with fire and fury. now the rhetoric between the two adversaries escalated following reports that north korea can now place nuclear warheads on its missiles. >> and there's also word that kim jong un has 60 nuclear
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weapons in his arsenal. that's new. we begin, though, with emily rau. >> reporter: an explosive statement from president trump. >> north korea best not make any more threats to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury. like the world has never seen. >> reporter: the chilling warning in response to kim jong un's threat to make the u.s. pay dearly following tough new u.n. sanctions. >> he has been very threatening, beyond a normal statement. >> reporter: abc news confirmed a "washington post" report that u.s. intelligence analysts believe north korea can now produce a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its intercontinental missiles. >> this is the most momentous day in his nuclear program. >> reporter: just ten days ago, kim jong un launched an icbm into space. analysts concluding the missileo
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f thece tr united states, including new york and washington, d.c. what remains unknown, whether north korea has tested the smaller nuclear warhead and if it could survive re-entry. >> the worst thing we could do is panic and respond to this with a bad move, like military action. >> reporter: but late tuesday, north korea's state-run news agency announcing the regime is carefully examining plans to attack guam to contain u.s. bases there. emily rau, abc news, washington. >> and americans are growing more concerned as north korea continues to defy the international community. >> a cnn poll conducted before president trump's threat found that half the country disapproved with the way he is handling the situation with north korea, while 37% approve. >> and 62% say north korea poses a threat to the u.s. that's up from just 50% in august. >> so we talked about that threat to guam, but also there
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are other parts of the pacific that are concerned about the latest threats from north korea. >> abc's arlette saenz is keeping track of this. what are the experts saying about this? >> guam's located about 2300 miles away from the u.s. it's a u.s. territory that's also a key military outpost. but it's not the only u.s. interest within striking distance of north korea. the north korean regime says it's reviewing a plan to launch medium to long-range ballistic missiles towards guam, aiming to create an enveloping fire around the u.s. territory. despite the warning, guam's homeland security office said the threat level remains unchanged. >> i want to reassure the people of guam that currently there is no threat to our island or the marianas. an attack or threat on guam is a threat or attack on the united states. >> reporter: located 2100 miles from the korean peninsula, guam is a key u.s. military outpost. home to around 160,000 people,
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including 7,000 u.s. military personnel. another island in potential striking distance, hawaii. north korea has made no direct threat to hawaii. but last month the state launched a public education campaign to help its 1.4 million residents and visitors plan what they would do during a nuclear missile attack. it would take 15 or 20 minutes for a north korean missile to reach the island. the state's guidance urges people to get inside, stay inside and stay tuned. last month, hawaii also announced it would start testing an attack warning system in november. that's something not heard of in hawaii since the end of the cold war. >> this is becoming really real. for them. >> we saw the governor of guam saying nothing to worry about here. other world leaders reacting overnight. >> australian prime minister malcolm turnbull says north korea is being provocative and
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reckless and warning that a conflict with north korea would have catastrophic and consequences for the entire world. >> hopefully we don't see that come to fruition. arlette, thank you for coming on. and the president is also taking on a tough battle at home. vowing to fight the deadly opioid epidemic. >> he held a briefing at his new jersey golf club, along with help from secretary price, he promised to step up federal drug prosecutions and stopped short of announcing new policy. he did not declare a national emergency over the opioid crisis despite a recommendation to do so from a commission that he created. >> and new hampshire has joined the list of states suing oxycontin manufacturers. >> yep, at purdue pharma, they accuse them of down playing the epidemic. they have called new hampshire the ground zero of the epidemic. according to the federal government, opioid deaths jumped nearly 200% in five years in the state. we're going to turn our focus to the weather and a powerful line of storms raking across the nation's south. take a look at the radar, and it shows those storms stretching
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from texas into virginia. they're now moving to the east in wilmington, north carolina roads were completely under water but it seemed to have little impact on local traffic as you can see. and in texas, houston bracing for even more rainfall after getting up to eight inches of rain. that triggered flash flooding and water rescues. well u.s. airlines are bumping passengers at the lowest rate in two decades. a new report finds that just one in every 19,000 passengers was kicked off an overbooked flight in the first six months of this year, that's the lowest rate since the government started tracking such incidents in 1995. it follows a massive backlash after a passenger was dragged off a united airlines flight in april. the biggest decline took place between april and june. and a baby gray whale made a big splash. in the waters off southern california. >> the whale found its way into dana point harbor 50 miles off the coast of los angeles.

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